'Hot Cities' Takes Business Students to Mongolia


More than 40 students and alumni from the Desautels Faculty of Management at the Canadian McGill University will visit Mongolia this March to help them understand the realities of doing business in a fledgling emerging market.
... A student organizer for the trip Mia Bernhardt said: "As the tour is designed for management students, they'll see what macro influences encourage people to do business the way they do in an economy like Mongolia's which has seen vast change in the past decade. It's a chance to see first-hand how businesses work with the cultural component while giving back and engaging with a charity on a sustainable, long-term level."
Professor Karl Moore, who runs the course at Desautels, says: "Too often people of my generation flew business class, lectured emerging economies about the theory of markets and then flew back home. This generation is doing it better; they fly in the back of the plane with only their knapsacks, show up in the country they want to learn about, roll up their sleeves and ask: 'How can we help?'"

Read full article: Montsame, January 23, 2014
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